Jason B. Cope received his DDS, Orthodontic Certificate, and PhD from Baylor College of Dentistry. He currently teaches in the Orthodontic Departments at Baylor and St. Louis. He has published 32 journal articles, 36 book chapters, and two orthodontic textbooks. In addition, he has given over 320 presentations around the world. Dr. Cope’s private practice is located in Dallas, Texas, where he treats patients 3 days a week.
Dr. Cope was a pioneer in the development of Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs). In 2003, he partnered with IMTEC Corp to develop the Ortho Implant, the first US manufactured orthodontic MiniScrew Implant (MSI). He coined the term Temporary Anchorage Devices and the nomenclature system used to describe the various TAD systems. He also developed the Cope Placement ProtocolTM, the first minimally invasive protocol utilizing drill-free MSI placement with topical anesthetic only. He also developed a patented typodont for teaching MSI placement. Other MSI protocols and products he developed include the biomechanically-oriented palatal approach to openbite closure, a patented openbite-closing transplatal arch, biomechanically-oriented molar protraction, the temporary replacement of missing lateral incisors in adolescents, a patented locking closed coil spring, as well as Class II and Class III distalization protocols.